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Naked Girls Singing? Mrs Henderson Presents Musical Adaptation is Eyeing the West End

Naked Girls Singing? Mrs Henderson Presents Musical Adaptation is Eyeing the West End
Kelly Reilly & Judi Dench in 'Mrs Henderson Presents'
Judi Dench was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 'Mrs Henderson Presents.'

Curtain up, clothes off! The 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents, which starred Dame Judi Dench and the late Bob Hoskins, will be adapted for the stage in a new musical eyeing the West End. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) is on board the creative team.

Inspired by a true story, Mrs Henderson Presents tells the story of Laura Henderson, a recent widow in the years preceding World War II, who buys the shabby Windmill Theatre as a new hobby. When other theaters begin to copy their successful revue, Laura devises a new plan for the show—one with considerably less clothing.

The film, directed by Stephen Frears, was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2006, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Dench. The cast also included Christopher Guest and Kelly Reilly.

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